Calvert County Cares: Grant Funding Round II

To access a pre-recorded webinar that took place on August 4th 2020, on how to complete and submit an application, call one of the corresponding numbers listed below: For business assistance, call the Department of Economic Development at 410-535-4583. For nonprofit assistance, call the Department of Community Resources at 410-535-1600, ext. 8803. Business owners interested […]

Updates from the Community Development Network

STATE EVICTION PREVENTION FUNDS On June 26, Governor Hogan announced $30 Million in funding for eviction prevention assistance to help Marylanders affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding is available through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The program will include rental units in multi-family projects financed by DHCD’s Community Development […]

Empower SOMD FREE Virtual Event – Saturday, July 11th

Join us for this FREE Online Virtual Event featuring our very own Doris J. Cammack-Spencer as the Keynote Speaker! THEME:  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, REOPENING, RECOVERY AND FUNDING Saturday, July 11, 2020, 11am-1:30pm   Streaming LIVE via St. Mary’s NAACP Facebook Page and Website: and Facebook Event Link: Public Event Registration: Empower SOMD 7 11 2020

USDA Supporting Local Economies During and After Pandemic Response

From USDA After the webinar, Christine Sorensen shared several links to USDA Rural Development programs: USDA Launches COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide (PDF) The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide will help our rural leaders, whether they be in local government, education, health care, faith leadership, or any other capacity, understand what federal assistance is available […]

SBA Paycheck Protection Program Participating Lenders

The following organizations are SBA approved PPP Lenders and are approving highly effective and efficient in originating and funding PPP opportunities.  Please share as needed, especially with small businesses “looking for a lender.”  Most of these online entities are currently accepting applications while awaiting potential new funding for the program. Get fast, affordable business loans […]

Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund

The Maryland Department of Commerce is currently accepting applications for the Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund.  This $5 million incentive program helps Maryland manufacturers to produce personal protective equipment and other items identified as Critical Needs Items by MEMA and DGS, that are urgently needed by the State of Maryland, Maryland-based hospitals and healthcare […]